Canada’s military is hurdling forward with a new “anti-racist” policy informed by the concepts of critical race theory and white privilege.

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has redefined being racist as anybody who believes in “equality but not equity” or those who “refuse to engage in self-reflection and education to address their own” supposedly racist beliefs. 

This is according to the Department of National Defence’s (DND) Director Anti-Racism Implementation “Anti-Racism Toolkit”, which is meant to be taught to serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

According to the CAF “people who are racist do not believe in equality of all persons or believe in equality but not equity (for example, do not support reconciliation efforts.” It also says that “people who are racist deny the existence of unconscious bias and refuse to engage in self-reflection and education to address their own biases and racist beliefs.” 

A separate “anti-racism lexicon” meant to guide CAF members includes a host of far-left terminology with specific reference to “critical race theory”, the idea that colour-blindness is a form of racism and “white fragility.” 

“Colour-blindness or colour evasion is the insistence that one does not notice or see skin colour or race that can foster the systematic denial of racial subordination and the psychological repression of an individual’s recognition of that subordination, thereby allowing such subordination to continue,” writes the CAF.

On the controversial practice of “critical race theory”, the CAF instructs members that it means “the core idea is that race is a social construct, and that racism is not merely the product of individual bias or prejudice, but also something embedded in legal systems and structures and perpetuates racial inequities.”

The CAF also hopes to have members instilled with the concepts of “white privilege” and “white fragility” which means the “state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable [for white people], triggering a range of defensive moves.” 

For some time now the CAF has attempted to instill policies informed by the precepts of diversity, equity and inclusion. As exclusively reported by True North internal communications from the DND show a military preoccupied with critical race theory and hosting “drag queen bingo” for soldiers.